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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
particular religion. according to a new survey released this week by the pew research center's forum on religion and public life in partnership with this program, that number is now the highest it's ever been in any pew polling. when pollsters ask whether people are baptist or catholic or jewish or some other religious tradition, more and more people say, in effect, "none of the above." so they have come to be called the nones -- n-o-n-e-s. we wanted to know who these nones are, why they are unaffiliated and what that says about the future of american religious life. greg smith is a senior researcher at pew's forum on religion and public life. >> today in 2012 almost one in five american adults -- 20% -- describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. that equates to about 46 million adults in the united states, so this is a big, growing, important group in american society. to see its continued growth at this kind of rapid rate has been very striking. >> striking indeed. in the early 1990s, just under 10% were unaffiliated. since then that number has doubled. about 13 million
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
cases. for "religion & ethics newsweekly," i'm lucky severson in des moines, iowa. >>> in many parts of the country, poor people do not have access to fresh food. such areas are known as food deserts. we have a story today from judy valente about churches and communies in new orleans that are growintheir owfresh food and otherse doing what they can to create what they call food justice. >> this garden is the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears and hard work in a neighborhood that a bunch of folks had given up on. >> reporter: community activist nat turner is surveying a site people rarely see in the battered ninth ward of new orleans. his community garden provides fruits and vegetables to people hard pressed to find fresh produce in these parts. >> anybody in the neighborhood can come by and some time this morning somebody's going to stop by and say, "you got any okra? you got any creole tomatoes? you got some bell peppers? you got whatever?" and some people just come by the garden and if they want to pick it themselves, they can pick it themselves. >> reporter: new orleans' ni
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